For a lot of people, it's easy to assume that most Christian hip-hop is the same. You can expect lots of shoutouts to Jesus, no cursing, and average skills that rarely sound as good as "the real thing." But realistically, hip-hop was never vulgar to begin with, and as long as the beats and rhymes are tight, you're getting the real thing regardless of an MC's religious background. Here in Broward County, three talented lyricists, Juanlove, K-Nuff, and Butta P, who perform collectively as Rhema Soul, are making a name for themselves with their latest digital download EP, Dope Beats Good News, which is one of the more creative releases to come out of South Florida all year.Read the rest of the article
Braille has been working hard on his upcoming album "Cloud Nineteen." Braille shares his plans in his last newsletter:
I only have two songs to finish and the "Cloud Nineteen" album will be completely finished. This is my collaborative record with S1 of Strange Fruit Project. We are planning for a March 3rd release date in 2009 and we have decided to drop this record on our own. At first, I was intimidated by this idea but then a fire started to grow in my heart. I've been thinking a lot about the younger generation.
Ever wonder where is 4th Avenue Jones today? AllHipHop.com recently interviews Ahmad Jones about his whereabouts.
At the age of 17, West Coast artist Ahmad Lewis secured a record deal with Warner Bros. through the now defunct Giants Records while still a senior in High School. Ahmad quickly broke out of the gate with his widely popular song Back in the Day which made fans look back and reminisce on their own days of growing up in Hip-Hop. Read the rest of the article
Last week we posted about Todd Collins saying to be on the lookout in 2009 for Beatmart. Which sparked the question, is Beatmart back (read article
Soul P (former artist on Beatmart) just uploaded a video update about him being in the recording studio in Nashville with Todd Collins. Could this be what Todd Collins was talking about? Watch the video.
k-Drama's new album "Boombaptism" is out today. They say "Hip Hop is Dead?" k-Drama's 5th release, BoomBaptism, is a direct retort to this question successively circulating today. BoomBaptism, according to k-Drama is, "the rebirth of creativity in Rap music." He believes it's not too late for rap music to be resuscitated and submitted to the Lord. This album inspires listeners to have confidence in the gift God has given them. "I'm encouraging listeners to seek God, not the world, for ideas to apply to their ministries," explains k-Drama, "God is limitless!"
Buy it now at Qualityjunk.com
k-Drama - Boombaptism
When people think of rapper PETTIDEE they think Gritty hard hitting lyrics, bass heavy beats and sure enough “dirty south” style. But not this year, the rapper, producer, and label owner has put together one of the most versatile Christmas albums in Christian music to date!
A short film starring UK Premier Christian Rapper and MOBO Award winner Jahaziel – will be released December 13th 2008. In an industry obsessed with image and sales, can someone really be rapping for God?
Rapping for God is a fly on the wall documentary, closely observing the life of Jahaziel Elliott. Revealing what inspires his rhymes and his spiritual journey with Jesus Christ.
St. Louis gospel rapper Flame was watching an Everybody Loves Raymond rerun Wednesday with his wife when he found out he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his Our World Redeemed CD.
Flame, a.ka. Marcus Gray, is up for a Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album award, sharing the category with tobyMac, Superchick, Sanctus Real, and After Edmund.
I got a text message from my manager saying I was nominated, and I was in a state of disbelief, says Flame, who resides in Louisville.
He didnt even know the nominations were coming out that day.Read the rest of the article
Flynn Adam of L.A. Symphony premieres his new music video "Such A Time." Click here
to watch it.
Just over a month out of the gate, Kaboose's latest release is showing unbreakable momentum. His full-length Syntax Records debut is garnering attention and high praise from the music media.